Lady Of The Lake

Well actually she is the lady of the ‘pond’. Yesterday morning I was checking out the marsh pond when I saw this female Red-breasted Merganser come floating into view. Mergansers are diving ducks that would normally be seen here in winter, and we would be more likely to see the Hooded Merganser then this Red-breasted. So I was doubly and delightfully surprised to see this lady gliding along in the pond. Notice the dark eyeliner around her eyes, she appears quite fashionably made up! 

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser

52 thoughts on “Lady Of The Lake

  1. Catching up with you and the birds is always so enchanting – especially when it’s a bossy red head! Super set of pictures (as usual). I thought of you the other day when I was trying to capture the birds in Wilpattu – oh to have your skill 🙂

    • Thanks Andrew, so glad you enjoyed these pics! That reflection really strung out due to the angle and water condition. I don’t believe her head even made it all the way. 🙂

    • Well that’s for sure Maggie! I definitely should not be seeing pink spoonbills and ducks in March, and the alligators are seriously confused. We should be laying around at the beach now and instead we had frost on the car this morning. Crazy.

    • Oh yeah she rocks alright! Hey Pink is a good comparison! I was originally thinking of Alice Glass from Crystal Castles but she would be more likely to have blue or purple hair. 😀

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